News on Maternal health

16 November 2017
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Women and girls are waiting for a fistula repair at Maiduguri’s State Specialist Hospital © Anne Wittenberg/UNFPA
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – “One week after I delivered my second child, I realized that there was an issue,” Aisha told UNFPA from her hospital bed in Maiduguri, in north-east Nigeria. She had developed an obstetric fistula,... Read more
8 November 2017
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Romam Pchuek reaches out to pregnant women in Ratanakiri, encouraging them to seek appropriate care. © UNFPA/ Matthew Taylor
RATANAKIRI, Cambodia – In the remote farming village of Sakreang, in Cambodia’s far north-east, Romam Pcheuk visits pregnant women in their homes. “I keep my eye on the girls who are pale, and those that get pregnant... Read more
7 November 2017
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L’UNFPA travaille avec des groupes de jeunes pour leur fournir des services et de l’information en matière de santé sexuelle et reproductive. Ici, un dépistage du VIH financé par l’UNFPA à Moroni. © UNFPA Comores
MORONI, Comores –Sara* avait 17 ans quand elle a découvert qu’elle était enceinte. Elle vivait dans un village rural des Comores et a mené sa grossesse à terme dans le plus grand secret, jusqu’à son accouchement dans... Read more
2 November 2017
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Anya Shevko with her daughter Nastya. The family struggled to obtain wheelchair-accessible reproductive health services. Photographed by Denis Zelenko for Imena  Magazine
MOZYR, Belarus – When Anya Shevko, 29, became pregnant, she had to weigh herself at a recycling centre because the local maternity clinic did not have suitable scales. Even visiting the clinic was difficult because Anya... Read more
27 October 2017
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Mothers share their stories with a UNFPA staff at Ulakan Camp. © UNFPA Indonesia/Nun Sol Jang
ULAKAN CAMP, Indonesia – Escalating volcanic activity at Mount Agung in Bali prompted Indonesian authorities to issue an SOS alert, the highest-level warning, on 22 September. By 6 October, over 139,000 people had been... Read more
20 October 2017
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Des récits épouvantables de viols et d'autres formes de violence sexuelle ont été largement rapportés. © UNFPA Bangladesh / Prince Naymuzzaman
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – « Ma sœur a été tuée après avoir été victime d’un viol collectif qui a eu lieu devant moi, ils m'ont ensuite jeté de l'eau chaude sur tout le corps », a déclaré Fatima*, 30 ans, à une... Read more
23 October 2017
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Natalia dropped out of school after becoming pregnant. © UNFPA/Ruth Carr
ALIEU, Timor-Leste – “I knew a little bit about how a baby is made, but not too much,” said Natalia, 19, in Alieu, the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste. Her 1-year-old daughter, Afeena, was sleeping nearby. “I had no... Read more
16 October 2017
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Partout dans le monde, les inégalités maintiennent certains dans un cycle de pauvreté et de marginalisation. © Andrea Bruce / Noor
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Des inégalités profondes menacent les économies, les communautés et les nations, selon le rapport phare de l'UNFPA, État de la population mondiale 2017, publié aujourd'hui. Pourtant, ces... Read more
4 October 2017
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Women affected by the Marawi crisis share their experiences at a UNFPA’ women-friendly space in Barangay Bubong, Saguiaran. © UNFPA Philippines
PAWAK, Philippines – Jamela Sani stood before a group of girls and new mothers, explaining that violence against women is an abuse – and that help is available. They were gathered in a tent in Pawak, a village about... Read more
28 September 2017
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Ahlam a pu donner naissance à son enfant en toute sécurité, par césarienne, dans une structure de santé à laquelle l’UNFPA avait fourni du matériel. © UNFPA Yemen/Fahmia Al-Fotih
NATIONS UNIES, New York/TAIZZ, Yemen – « Mon mari et moi étions d’accord pour prendre part à la planification familiale pour ne plus avoir d’enfants, mais il a subi des pressions de sa famille et je suis à nouveau... Read more

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